Since 1964, the Moultrie News has served East Cooper as the community newspaper providing local news and sports coverage our readers can’t get anywhere else. We have been the go-to source of information through the years and our local readers and advertisers are the reason we have been so successful. And the Moultrie News has arrived at your doorstep free.
During the remainder of our 55th anniversary celebration, the Moultrie News has decided to partner with another local organization in the community devoted to literacy and a provider of information.
Using the Moultrie News Voluntary Pay platform, for every $55 contributed to the paper through the end of 2019, we will donate $5 to the Charleston County Public Library’s (CCPL) three East Cooper area branches.
The three branches the campaign will benefit are the Mount Pleasant Regional branch, which is one of the busiest branches in the county and the state; the Wando-Mount Pleasant Branch, which opened in June; and the Village Branch, one of CCPL’s smallest branches located in the Old Village of Mount Pleasant.
“Obviously newspapers are very important, and access to information is one of the pinnacles of libraries. We have a lot of newspapers and newspaper access in our libraries, so we felt like this was a really great fit in order to help promote CCPL and celebrate the anniversary of the Moultrie News,” said Director of Programming & Communications for CCPL, Natalie Hauff.
Hauff sees this campaign is also a wonderful opportunity to get the word out that the library is for everyone and that a library card is not required to participate in the thousands of programs they put on throughout the year.
“Sometimes people think of libraries as quiet little corners and quiet places to just check out books out but these last few years we’ve shown that we’re beyond that,” she said. “Any time we can take the time to collaborate with another organization to showcase that we think it’s a great opportunity.”
Hauff explains that the money from the campaign will support the East Cooper region CPPL branches’ programs, help to provide extra services and help support some of the community partnerships they are always developing and growing in the East Cooper region.
“We love that we can continue celebrating the partnership that we have with the Moultrie News. Already the Moultrie News has supported CCPL by running columns from the Mount Pleasant Regional Branch, as well as the Village Branch. Which we’re given the opportunity to share all of the great resources offered at the library that people may not know about,” Natalie Hauff. “The newspaper has given us the opportunity to spread those resources for free to this entire community. We’ve always been really grateful for that partnership, so it felt like a great opportunity to celebrate how far the Moultrie News has come in the community as a staple in the East Cooper area.”
CCPL has yet to determine which specific program and projects the money from this campaign will go towards. Hauff says they have some ideas, but may decide once they know the total amount contributed at the end of the year.
“As the Moultrie News celebrates our 55th anniversary with our community, we are excited to partner with CCPL so we can give back towards a local organization that focuses on free access to information and literacy in the area. We are eager to see how our total contribution from this campaign will benefit the three East Cooper CCPL branches,” said Moultrie News Publisher, Vickey Boyd. “We wouldn’t be where we are today without your continuous support over the years. Please consider donating $55 to support your community newspaper and local library branches!”
The Moultrie News appreciates all of the support and loyalty from the community and looks forward to another 55 years delivering local news. If you would like to share a story or memory about the Moultrie News, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘55 year anniversary’ as the subject line.
Please consider making your $55 contribution today by visiting moultrienews.com/voluntarypay. The campaign of $5 of every $55 donated to CCPL’s East Cooper Branches will end on December 31.